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[filmscanners] RE: nikon 4000 ED
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- Subject: [filmscanners] RE: nikon 4000 ED
- From: "Jack Phipps" <JPhipps@asf.com>
- Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 13:35:36 -0600
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It is correct that Digital ICE does not work on traditional black and white
film such as Tri-X. However, it works quite well on chomogenic black and
white film like Tmax. It also works quite well on Kodachrome in many but not
Digital ICE has problems with the cyan dye in Kodachome. Of course there
will probably be some cyan dye in any dark part of the image. I've used this
example before, but it is a good one. I had a horribly scratched Kodachrome
image of a man wearing a dark blue hat with yellow lettering. Digital ICE
did an excellent job of removing the scratches in all parts of the image
EXCEPT that the detail in the yellow lettering was lost. Because of the
sever defects in the image, it would not only have been difficult, but
impossible to correct the image using an image editor because of the detail
in the image. So what I did was scan the image twice, once with Digital ICE
turned on once without. Then I added the Digital ICE version of the image as
a different layer on top of the image without Digital ICE. It was then
fairly simple to "erase" through the Digital ICE layer to show the detail in
I recommend you try using Digital ICE on your damaged Kodachrome images, and
if you see loss of important detail, bring it in with a Scan with Digital
My recommendation on traditional black and white film is to use oil
immersion for scanning. While it won't remove all the defects, it can make a
Good luck with your scanning!
Applied Science Fiction
From: Andreas Wistuba [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
ICE does not work on B&W film as it does not on Kodachrome.
[mailto:email@example.com] Im Auftrag von
I recently purchased a Nikon 4000 ED scanner. So far I have had very
good luck scanning color negatives and using the Digital ICE control to
remove scratches. However, when I attempt to scan a monochromatic
negative everything works fine until I enable Digital ICE processing.
If I try to scan my monochromatic negatives with Digital ICE, the scan
turns almost completely black and is unusable. I've tried to brighten
the image with the analog gain control to no avail.
Has anyone else had this problem? Is it possible to use Digital ICE
processing along with monochromatic negatives? If Digital ICE is
incompatible with monochromatic negatives, is there another method I can
use to remove the scratches from my negatives?
Thank you very much.
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